Gladbach need to keep their heads up after Wednesday's defeat to Manchester City, says head coach Marco Rose.
|Marco Rose.||Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Marco Rose says his team must 'stand together' following their 0-2 defeat to Manchester City in the first Champions League last-16 tie between the two teams on Wednesday.
"We've got to stand together. My lads put a lot into their performance tonight and we need to keep our heads up, stay true to ourselves and take the game to them in the second leg," Rose told reporters after the game.
"Tonight we came up against a brutally good team that we had to fight against. In that type of form they're so hard to stop. We defended relatively well but it’s so hard when they keep throwing everything at you."
Gladbach captain Lars Stindl admitted that Manchester City deserved to win the game.
"It's a little bit of everything. Of course, Manchester City are an exceptional team. Off the ball we did well and in possession we weren't brave enough, made too many basic mistakes and our only half-chances came right at the end. We ran a lot, as we knew we'd have to, but we deserved to lose. We didn't make the right decisions when the chances to break presented themselves, but creating chances against Manchester City isn't as easy as you'd think."
The return leg will take place on 16 March.